The Start of World War I

I‘m more than halfway through my reading of The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume 1. Yesterday, as I was about to head out to lunch, I said this on Twitter:

I was referring to the fact that the book was creeping up on the start of the First World War. However, in a remarkable coincidence, it turns out that yesterday, July 28, was exactly 100 years since the official start of World War I back on July 28, 1914. To the day. That is pretty creepy.

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Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

3 thoughts on “The Start of World War I

  1. That _is_ creepy.

    Incidentally, I was talking to my 105 year old grandmother the other day about WWI. She distinctly remembers “the sounds of the sirens and whistles from town the day we declared war”. Blows my mind because that is ancient history, really. I got about 1-2 weeks of WWI education in 10th grade by a tenured teacher whose diction was unintelligible. Therefore I know absolutely nothing about that war.

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